Robert Scott Crops and Livestock Notebook, ca. 1840-1884

Descriptive Summary

Title
Robert Scott Crops and Livestock Notebook, ca. 1840-1884
Creator
Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot), 1808-1884
Extent
1 item; 35 cm.
Subjects
Scott, Robert W. (Robert Wilmot) 1808-1884
Notebooks, sketchbooks, etc.
Crops -- Kentucky -- Franklin County
Farmers -- Kentucky -- Franklin County
Livestock -- Kentucky -- Franklin County
Livestock breeders -- Kentucky -- Franklin County
Finding Aid Author
Staff
Repository
Kentucky Historical Society

Collection Overview

Biography / History
Robert Wilmot Scott, agriculturist, was born in 1808 in Bourbon County, Kentucky. He attended Transylvania University and became a lawyer in Frankfort, Kentucky. In the 1830's, Scott abandoned his law practice to become a farmer in Franklin and Woodford Counties. His farm was known as Locust Hill Plantation and he became one of Kentucky's most progressive farmers and livestock breeders. Scott died in 1884 at the home of his son-in-law, S.I.M. Major, in Frankfort and was buried in the Frankfort Cemetery.
Scope and Content
This one item collection is a notebook created by Robert W. Scott of Franklin County, Kentucky, with notes and newspaper clippings concerning crops and livestock. The notebook, dated ca. 1840-ca. 1884, contains notes on the growing, breeding, and selling of livestock and crops and also includes a page on testing the richness of milk.
Arrangement: Chronological